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Remote Man

Written by Elizabeth HoneyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Honey


· Yearling
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· December 30, 2008 · $4.99 · 978-0-307-49012-4 (0-307-49012-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A supercharged, international, Internet adventure.

Ned is a wizard with a computer. The king of the remote control. He adores snakes, lizards, and skinks, but people are less appealing. Less reliable. Ned is . . . Remote Man. What will it take to peel away his protective layer of indifference? How about a mother on the edge? A wild cousin from the Northern Territory? A sudden extended trip to the States? A goofy new neighbor? Nope, it’ll take a snake. Or two–one an endangered Australian python, and the other a smuggler who sells wild animals to the highest bidder. When Ned discovers what this animal poacher is doing, his anger forces him into action. Now Remote Man is more like a superhero or super sleuth–tracking down clues and enlisting the help of some Web-wise teens. Can five kids on four continents linked only by the Internet manage to foil a very real-world criminal? You bet your Oenpelli python they can.


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“E-mail, lurking in chat rooms, and creating phony corporate Web pages all contribute to the fast-paced action, and virtual reality and actual reality finally meet in a nail-biting car chase.”—School Library Journal

“The originality; careening pace; intelligent, quirky characters; and wordplay will pull readers effortlessly along.”—Booklist

“Fans of Van Draanen’s nonstop Sammy Keyes adventures will dive into this page-turner with gusto.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Quirky three-dimensional characters and engagingly offbeat prose make this Australian import a particularly exhilarating international secret to share with animal lovers, armchair travelers, technophiles, and just plain seekers of literary thrills.”—The Bulletin


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Elizabeth Honey is one of Australia’s most popular authors.


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